CPA FAQ's

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What services does your agency provide to CPA’s?

See “CPA Services

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How does your agency differ from other agencies?

Our financial investigative experience of over 40 year provides Sage investigation with an understanding of the nature of most financial matters, specifically criminal income tax investigation. This understanding allows us to work with the attorney for the client. Generally the CPA firm that represents a client by preparing tax returns or providing consulting services is a going to be a witness in the case brought by the IRS. Sage is independent and objective about the matter and provides a confidential view covered by the attorney client privilege. Any analysis or reports are covered by the attorney work product rule.

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What experience do you have with forensic accounting?

Sage Investigation has a combined 40+ years of investigating complex financial matters and has conducted many investigations that entail the use of forensic financial analysis, interviewing and computer forensics to develop a complete picture of the subject of the investigation.

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Does your agency conduct Computer Forensics?

Yes, Sage has a close relationship with a computer forensics specialist who is experienced and licensed who will provide our clients with the most current computer forensics involving desktop, laptop computers, cell phones and other data repositories.

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What experience do you have with handling volumes of records?

Generally cases in which Sage is retained include volumes of records in the form or paper or data. Sage has developed techniques to handle a large amount of records, and create inventories and convert volumes of financial records into worksheet analyses.

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What kind of process do you use to analyze the records?

Since most of our analysis involves financial information we follow money through the use of DIO a proprietary database software technology that renders reports in Excel and allows data to be searched by key words.

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Does your agency locate and interview witnesses?

Yes, Sage uses data from various sources to locate and interview witnesses for our clients.

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What can I expect if I recommend Sage Investigations to our client?

First of all, your firm will always retain your client. Sage is only engaged to the end of the matter. You can expect Sage Investigations to assist your client and their attorney in their defense. They can expect a detailed and confidential investigation of the matter, interviews of witness, development of evidence and a timely and well written report of our findings.

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How much do you charge?

Our rates vary depending on the type of case. We do require a retainer. We charge on an hourly basis against the retainer. Please call us at (512) 659-3179 to discuss your matter.

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What is the best way to contact you?

Our office hours are 8:00AM – 5:00PM CST Monday through Friday. We are readily available on Weekends when needed. Please contact us at (512) 659-3179 or e-mail us for a free initial phone consultation. See “Contact Us” for our fax number and our mailing address.

 

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P.O. Box 160161 • Austin, TX 78716
Phone: 512-659-3179
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